IAM glossary
Access control

What is access control?

It is a set of measures and policies put in place to regulate access to IT resources. Access control aims to allow only authorized users to interact with these resources, while preventing unauthorized access.

Access control encompasses various methods and technologies for managing and securing access to resources.

This can include mechanisms such as :

  • authentication,
  • authorization,
  • access control lists (ACLs),
  • user groups,
  • safety policies,
  • digital certificates, etc.‍
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